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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

ok 6.5

Got up early today and went out for a 6.5km run. the run was ok, but it was hotter and more humid than I expected for such an early morning run.  Felt good

My Garmin Connect did sync after the run, but it still gave me messages about the problem being worked on. it seems some of the Garmin servers around the world are back online while others are not, so service is returning though still spotty.

I noticed int he media announcements about the Garmin troubles with the ransomware that they commented on people's personal data not having being stolen. I am not sure why any Russian, Ukranian or North Korean would try to steal my running data. Why would they be interested in seeing how slowly I run? And if they do want to know, why should I care? Anyways, they seemed to go through a lot of effort to find out my pace and distance. They could have just asked me. I would have been more than happy to share the information with them.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

slow 5

haven't run on Motzash in ages, but I did tonight. Ran a slow 5km on a very humid night. Nothing exciting. Felt fine. No, my Garmin is not syncing tonight. Not that it matters.

Friday, July 17, 2020

ok 12

I wanted to push myself to more than 10, so I set my sights on 12km for today's run.

After starting out with my normal route, instead of adding more distance by running on Hayarden to Dolev and back, I decided to run out on Road 10 to the 375 and back. In my head I calculated that this would give me about 12km without trying to then calculate where and how much to extend to get 12, as I would if I ran on hayarden and back.

It worked out well, and I got my 12km in a pretty good run. I did notice that int he later kms I started to have some pain that has been cropping up recently. I am not even sure how to describe it, but I will figure it out. I think in the later kilometers my body has been getting tired and begins to slouch and lose posture and by then I am paying attention less. It was much harder to fix myself in those later kilometers. So my first 6 or 7 kilometers were at a reasonable pace, but the last few were at a very slow pace.

But I got my 12km in!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

better 6.5

I have been conscious of the fact that my running gait and form have been messed up recently. I believe that is a lot of the cause of my continued pains and discomforts. It may well be because of my recent tendinitis and when I started running again I altered my form subconsciously to avoid potential pains, causing me others. I am watching videos on running form - not to learn running form so much but more to remind myself to be aware and pay attention and focus on my own form.

In this morning's 6.5km run I tried to focus much more no my form and I had a really good run. Even my pace was significantly better. Everything was more intentional. I have to continue to pay attention more and it will become more natural again..

Sunday, July 12, 2020

ok 6

was going to run 5, but decided on the fly that I had enough time for another km, so did 6. slow but steady. still feel like my legs just have little strength . I dont know why that is, but I guess that is my new reality.

Friday, July 10, 2020

very slow 10

My goal was 10km today and I got it, but it was a very slow run. It was already a very slow run form the beginning, but after my knee started to feel wonky at 6.4km, the rest of the way was much slower, too ensure I wouldnt strain my knee. Haha, as if I could have run faster had I wanted to. I couldn't.

Overall the run was hot and humid and fine. I felt good, if slow

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

ok 5

I wasn't planning on running today, but was secretly hoping I would wake up early enough to run before this morning's planned early start. And I did, so I decided to run.

5km at average pace. Felt good, no stopping - ran through the entire time. Pace improved a little bit, closer to average now. I hope that is a trend moving upward and not just a particularly good day or two.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

ok 5

5km early morning run. slow pace. No stopping at all, so that was good.

Sometimes after runs like this especially a bunch in a row, where I just feel weak and slow and that the best I can do is not even close to what I recently was able to do, let alone thinking farther back, I feel like it might be time to hang it up and find something else to do. Or at least to get resigned to the fact that those days are behind me and the little I can do is the little I will be able to do from now on.

And then I will get a moment of inspiration where I will say I am determined to make my comeback. I know building up will be hard, and I know being slow does not matter. And I know that with determination and perseverance and consistency I will be able to build it back up little by little.

And if not, not. If I can only run short distances slowly, and that's all I can do for my health and fitness, so be it, and that is what it will be. And that is also fine.

Friday, July 3, 2020

good 9

My pace was slow again. I seem to have lost much of my leg strength. But that's ok. I made up for my pace today with distance. For the first time in a while I went for decent distance. I ran 9km, starting with my usual across Kishon, across the first leg of the bridge to Gimmel, up Hayarqon and through Yarmuth Park and across the first leg of Hayarden, then back down Hayarqon to home. Slow pace, as mentioned, but I did not need to stop for extar breaks as I have recently. I did stop for a regular water break in the park ont he way up the hill, and I need to stop momentarily a couple of times to reset my focus because my knee suddenly felt wonkey - resetting my focus helped me get my gait back to what it should be and get rid of the wonkiness.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

not bad 5

After almost a week of no running, mostly due to rough schedule, along with some inertia and laziness, I finally went out this morning for a run. It was slow but it felt good to be out running and I felt good. 5km at a slow pace